# A LARGER ESTIMATE OF THE ENTROPY OF THE UNIVERSE

@article{Egan2010ALE, title={A LARGER ESTIMATE OF THE ENTROPY OF THE UNIVERSE}, author={Chas A. Egan and Charles H. Lineweaver}, journal={The Astrophysical Journal}, year={2010}, volume={710}, pages={1825-1834} }

Using recent measurements of the supermassive black hole (SMBH) mass function, we find that SMBHs are the largest contributor to the entropy of the observable universe, contributing at least an order of magnitude more entropy than previously estimated. The total entropy of the observable universe is correspondingly higher, and is S obs = 3.1+3.0 –1.7 × 10104 k. We calculate the entropy of the current cosmic event horizon to be S CEH = 2.6 ± 0.3 × 10122 k, dwarfing the entropy of its interior, S… Expand

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